To learn more about their newest record release Puddinghead, Australian quintet Ball Park Music recently took the time to speak with A Music Blog, Yea?. Enjoy the new interview below as we discuss naughty late night stops, filming their new music video, career highlights, and Puddinghead.
AMBY: Congrats on the release of your new record, Ball Park Music! What was one of the best moments you had while recording Puddinghead?
Ball Park Music: Thanks. I had a lot of great times in our studio. Sometimes the most simple pleasures were the most enjoyable. I loved showing up, putting the kettle on, tidying the place and booting up the computer. I had a few funny times when I had to step outside and throw rocks at the magpies so they’d shut up.
AMBY: When it comes to the title, what’s the significance of Puddinghead?
Ball Park Music: Puddinghead is a Shakespearean term I discovered in high school. A Puddinghead is someone who manages to mess up even the most basic task.
AMBY: What’s the story behind your breezy new single Surrender?
Ball Park Music: Surrender was the marriage of two separate songs. One was about imagining that you had no parents; that you grew from the ground like a plant would and that you had no ties to anybody. The other was for a friend who would regularly experience night terrors as a kid.
AMBY: To accompany the song’s release, you also dropped a new video. What was the best part of filming that?
Ball Park Music: We filmed that in the studio we recorded our second record ‘Museum’ in. It’s called Grandma’s Place and it’s run by Australian producer Matt Redlich. He’s a great interesting person and any time spent in his studio is always recalled with fondness.
AMBY: Pizza and yelling at farm animals are listed as some of your Band Interests. What’s your favourite pastime?
Ball Park Music: I like skateboarding and playing cards.
AMBY: The band has already landed a top ten record and toured with incredible acts such as Weezer. What would you say has been the highlight of your career (so far)?
Ball Park Music: Some of the open air festivals in Australia draw fantastic crowds and deliver such a euphoric feeling when you perform. Events like Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo are hard to go by.
AMBY: What has you excited for the rest of 2014?
Ball Park Music: Plenty of shows in Australia, hopefully some shows overseas and also the possibility of once again thinking about new music. I’m not what capacity that will be in exactly, but I’m sure I’ll get involved with something.
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about Ball Park Music that nobody knows yet.
Ball Park Music: We like naughty late night stops at a certain fast food restaurant to collect fries.
Thank you Ball Park Music, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout